The European Medicines Agency (EMA) has published the updated advice on the categorization of antibiotics for animal use. They encourage veterinarians to use it when prescribing medicines for their patients, and also to protect animal and public health. The classification comprises 4 categories, based on the risk that the use of antibiotics poses to public health and the need to use them in veterinary medicine. It is presented in an informative infographic.
They also released Veterinary medicines highlights 2019 – an overview of their key recommendations, regarding the authorization of veterinary medicines. It includes medicines with five new active substances (three of them in companion animals), medicine for treating mast cell tumors in dogs, new uses for existing medicines and important safety advice.
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